Q: I need a good child custody lawyer who is willing to fight using facts against local DSS's deceit and lies...
I live in Wilkes County, North Carolina. The case is also in Wilkes. I will discuss what the case is about in detail upon finding the lawyer I need but it involves a whole lot of hearsay over actual facts. There have been a ridiculous 6 or 7 calls made to DSS, all questionable and none were investigated regardless of my pleas. My kids were removed from a perfectly safe, loving, and clean environment almost a month ago. I have since cooperated with DSS and completed all the overwhelming tasks they have required and I am now waiting in limbo for the adjudication and for a case plan to finally be formed with my new case worker (they keep changing). My two kids are suffering because their lives have been turned upside down and foster care won't let me see or speak with either of them until after court. My oldest is 4 years and my youngest is 2 months old. The baby looks terrible and my 4 YO is miserable. I need a lawyer, not the public defender I was assigned, who is willing to fight.
A: Your big mistake was cooperating with DSS. The time to have hired an attorney was prior to making that very bad decision. However, you still need an attorney and ASAP but you need a local attorney. So your best bet is to shop around locally - most of the attorneys here will not be able to assist you in Wilkes County. Best of luck.
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